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Bullet #1107: Low-Wage Workers' Struggles Are About Much More than Wages

by Arun Gupta | April 21, 2015

When fast-food workers first took the streets in New York City in November 2012 to protest for higher wages and a union, no one could have imagined how successful the campaign would be. Since then the low-wage workers movement, known as Fight for 15, has helped spur eleven states and numerous cities to raise the minimum hourly wage.

What's New: CUPE3903 and the Failure of Top-Down Mobilization

by Mathieu Brûlé | April 20, 2015

As many of you may know, CUPE 3903, the union representing Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and Contract Faculty at York University (a union of which I am a member) recently concluded a successful strike. Our month-long strike ran from March 3rd until March 30th, and ended with the ratification of a contract that met virtually all of our major demands.

LeftStreamed: Economic Restructuring and the Politics of Low-Paid and Unwaged Work

April 19, 2015

Video presentations from the Alternate Routes conference "Labour Pains, Capital Gains: The Paradox of Low-Wage, No-Wage Work." Recorded in Toronto, 27 March 2015.

What's New: The roots of the Greece crisis in European integration

| April 18, 2015

As the simmering crisis between Greece and the institutions formerly known as the Troika heats up again, it's a good time to look once more at the roots of the European crisis and what they mean for the possibilities open before Syriza at the present juncture. Greece is being squeezed by Europe: it's cash is about to run out, they've been limited from raising new funds on bond markets and are being asked for ever greater concessions in terms of the reforms.

What's New: TUNE Declaration concerning the situation in Greece

| April 17, 2015

The Trade Unionist Network Europe calls upon the European and International Labour Movement to confront the threats and scare tactics which are now being used against the Greek population and to make clear that any attempt to void or overturn the result of the Greek elections of 25 January will be met with coordinated trade union actions across Europe.

What's New: We should recognize that there are other imperialisms

by Charles Davis | April 17, 2015

Russia is not the Russia we read about in the West's corporate tabloids, its long-time leader, Vladimir Putin, cast as an irrational psychopath bent on eliminating all who oppose him, at home and in Eastern Europe and maybe even the United States too if he wakes up cranky.

Bullet #1106: The Politics of Human Rights

by David Camfield | April 16, 2015

There has never been more talk about human rights than there is today. Social media is full of calls to sign petitions or send e-mails about human rights causes. Almost no one says they're not supporters of human rights, from radicals on the left to people on the hard right like Stephen Harper. Governments of Western countries justify war in the name of defending human rights. We now have a Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

What's New: Minimum Wage

| April 15, 2015

The movement to raise the minimum wage is growing. In the U.S., 19 cities are raising their minimum wage, a few as high as 15 dollars. Matt Galloway spoke about the momentum with Stephanie Luce, professor at the City University of New York.

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Can the Left take over the Democratic Party? May 22, 2015

Europe faces second revolt as Portugal's ascendant Socialists spurn austerity May 22, 2015

Exodus of millennials threatens Metro Vancouver economy May 22, 2015

The Nation magazine's shameful history of aiding ethnic cleansing in Palestine May 22, 2015

David Cameron won't 'cave in' on migration target despite new figures May 22, 2015

A fighting strategy wins contract gains in LA May 22, 2015

Mexican farmworkers reach agreement after 2-month strike May 22, 2015

Striking for school funding May 22, 2015

Socialist Economist Dimitris Kazakis: Syriza Has No Plan B May 22, 2015

Time for Constructive Divestment May 22, 2015

Saudi Arabia advertises for eight new executioners as beheading rate soars May 22, 2015

Euro under pressure after Greece warns it could fail to meet IMF repayment May 21, 2015

Greek FinMin Varoufakis: Wages and Pensions a Priority; Hopeful for IMF Payments May 21, 2015

Alberta NDP will 'move forward' on $15 minimum wage plans May 21, 2015

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1:00pm, Sunday May 24, 2015
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto.

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twinkle starForum: Carbon Markets and Neoliberal Capitalism

Carbon Markets and Neoliberal Capitalism
In April it was announced that Ontario would be joining Quebec in implementing a cap and trade system on carbon emissions. While the Ontario government has presented this development as a positive step for the climate, critics of cap and trade point out that the mechanism often does not lead to lower green house gas emissions. Instead, it creates another market to commodify nature and allows corporations to continue profiting from environmental destruction for a small financial fee.

Please join us to hear an overview of the development of cap and trade systems, their track record in other parts of the world, an assessment of the Ontario plan, and ideas on other avenues we could be exploring to reduce emissions and limit climate change.

Guest Speaker:
* Romain Felli is a senior researcher in political science at the University of Geneva, Switzerland and is currently a visiting fellow at York University. He works on environmental governance and the political economy of climate change.

* Paul Kellogg is Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at Athabasca University. He was a founding member of Toronto-Bolivia Solidarity and helps organize with Ideas Left Out.

The talk is free. The space is accessible by mobile ramp upon request in advance. Washrooms are downstairs and not accessible, unfortunately.

Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice, Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, Socialist Project | Facebook event | PDF poster
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